Miracles

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Women's Voices 0 Comments

I hold within my hand Infinities I cannot comprehend— World within wonder worlds Again, a clover leaf A bit of bark, a bug Minute and unidentifiable. I touch them reverently And wonder how God made it all— Our world, our universe So huge, so small. -Elizabeth Rooney Text Used With Permission Commissioned and Premiered by The Columbus Girls Choir, Cherry …

And I Can Sing

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Women's Voices 0 Comments

This work was commissioned by a colleague from Atlanta, Greg Smith.  Greg has always had fantastic choirs, and he had just moved to a new school a year before he asked me to write this piece.  Any poem about music is always ripe for setting– this one is no different.   With poetry by James Weldon Johnson, “And I Can Sing” …

This Is Life To Come

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Women's Voices 0 Comments

This is the middle movement of a larger work commissioned by Dr. Doug Browning and the Mississippi University for Women for the opening of their newly renovated performance hall.  I felt it appropriate to set a text by George Elliot, who was actually Mary Ann Evans.  She had to write under a male pseudonym to be published at the time.